Michael A. Carota, 72, Huntingburg

Michael A. Carota, 72, of Huntingburg, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Memorial Hospital emergency room, Jasper.

He was born on August 8, 1945, in Monterey, California, to Mario and Estelle (Field) Carota as one of 18 siblings and married Wanda Hatton on December 31, 1999, in Wheatland.  

He was a Viet Nam veteran and worked as a lineman and heavy equipment operator.  

He was a member of the Northside Christian Church, American Legion, VFW and Jasper Moose Lodge.   
He was preceded in death by his son, James “Jamie” Reed.

 He is survived by his wife, Wanda J. Carota; two daughters, Connie (Neil) Ball of Dubois and Lisa Elshoff of Huntingburg; daughter-in-law, Joleen Reed of Columbus, Kansas; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Burial with military graveside rites will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg.  Minister Ronald Frazier will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13.  
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. 

Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

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